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Africa is undergoing tremendous changes which are transforming the social, political and economic welfare of the continent. Kenya and the wider Eastern Africa region are at the heart of this transformation, with the region showing remarkable resilience in a global environment that faces many uncertainties. Over the last decade, many local and international investors have taken a chance on the region and reaped great rewards, and going into the future many more investors are setting up or looking at setting up operations in the region as a spring board to the wider continent. While such business decisions are driven primarily by commercial considerations, understanding the legal and regulatory landscape and the business drivers across the region are important in ensuring that the investors have a dependable organizational structure to support the commercial objectives of the business. At KPMG, we are keenly aware that when our clients succeed, we succeed too. Our understanding of the environment in which our clients operate is just the beginning.

A better way of working

Establishment

Legal services should integrate and function as part of your project. That’s why KPMG Legal Services was established. With presence in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda, we’re part of KPMG’s global initiative to make sure legal services.

One Stop Offering

Our lawyers are your business partners, not just your legal advisors. Fully embedded into our tax and advisory teams, we will work closely with you throughout your project, offering practical, informed advice. We bring experience of multiple disciplines to the table, along with a deep understanding of your business, your sector, and what you want to achieve.

Recognised performers-Experience counts

While KPMG legal services is new, our experience is not. Our legal team has joined us from leading local and international firms and corporates with extensive experience and credentials in their areas of practice. Our offering is underpinned by top quality lawyers and KPMG’s global footprint. With 2,700+ multidisciplinary legal professionals across 80 jurisdictions globally, and supported by our global network of 200,000 colleagues, we have the reach and depth to provide you with seamless coverage wherever you need it.

Our core abilities

Structuring

Documenting and implementing domestic cross-border transactions and restructures with East Africa and as part of group structuring projects.

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Employment and immigration

Assisting in the management of human resources needs and issues for businesses operating within East Africa.

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Legal audits and compliance checks

helping established corporates within East Africa to meet their governance, company law and regulatory compliance requirements

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Deals

Negotiation and execution of transactions, typically involving changes in ownership of businesses.

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Commercial and regulatory

Advising businesses trading in East Africa on commercial arrangements and legal and regulatory issues

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